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Wise Quotes

  • Good honest advice for life.~ Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

    ~ Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

    ~ A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.

    ~ Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.

    ~ Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.

    ~ Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.

  • building"An utterly fascinating illustration of this duping of ourselves is the latest arts building opened at Ohio State University, the Wexner Center for the Performing Arts, another one of our chimerical exploits in the name of intellectual advance.

    Newsweek branded this building "America's first deconstructionist building." It's white scaffolding, red brick turrets, and Colorado grass pods evoke a double take.

    But puzzlement only intensifies when you enter the building, for inside you encounter stairways that go nowhere, pillars that hang from the ceiling without purpose, and angled surfaces configured to create a sense of vertigo.

  • c s lewis"My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust.

    But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?

    If the whole show was bad and senseless from A to Z, so to speak, why did I, who was supposed to be part of the show, find myself in such a violent reaction against it?

  • quote 0275

    "As you slide down the Banister of Life, may the Splinters never point the wrong way."

    - Irish Blessing

  • quote 1461

    Listen and silent are spelled with the same letters...

  • quote 1487

    "When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained."

    - Mark Twain

  •  quote 1499

     "Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy."

    - C.S. Lewis

  • quote 1506

    Two things to remember in life:

    1. Take care of your thoughts when you are alone.
    2. Take care of your words when you are with people.
  • quote 1507

    "The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares."

    - Henri Nouwen

  • quote 1524

    "You can see God from anywhere if your mind is set to love & obey Him."  

    - AW Tozer

  • quote 1525

    "Worry is a misuse of imagination."

    - Dan Zadra

  • quote 1527

    "If you can't explain it to a 6 year old, you don't understand it yourself."

    - Albert Einstein

  • quote 1528

    "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."

    - George Orwell

  • quote 1529

    "It’s not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it."

    - Lou Holtz

  • quote 1531

    "History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again."

    - Maya Angelou

  • quote 1538

    Four things you can't recover from: 

    1. The stone after the throw.
    2. The word after it's said.
    3. The occasion after it's missed.
    4. The time after it's gone.

    - Deanna Wadsworth

  • quote 1543

    "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."

    - Eleanor Roosevelt

  • quote 1544

    "Choose to live generously and watch your life change."

    - ILikeGiving.com

  • quote 1545

    The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.

    - Stephen R. Covey

  • quote 1563

    "Worry is a misuse of imagination."

    - Unknown

  • quote 1566

    "If I were called upon to state in a few words the essence of everything I was trying to say both as a novelist and as a preacher, it would be something like this: Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace."

    - Frederick Buechner

  • quote 1572

    "Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate."  

    - Barnett R. Brickner

  • quote 1575

    "You can know you have made God in your own image when He starts hating the same people you do."

    – Anonymous

  • quote 1590

    "A small leak will sink a great ship. A small spark will kindle a great fire. A little allowed sin will ruin an immortal soul."

    - J.C. Ryle

  • quote 1604

    "My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not a call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?"

    - C. S. Lewis

  • quote 1611

    "Worry does not take away tomorrow's troubles. It takes away today's peace."

    - Unknown

  • quote 1614

    "You don't have a soul; you are a soul. You have a body."

    - C. S. Lewis

  • quote 1615

    "The ability to speak several languages is an asset, but the ability to keep your mouth shut in any language is priceless."

    - Unknown

  • quote 1617

    "Don’t eat till your stomach cries out. Don’t sleep till you can’t stay awake. Don’t open your mouth till it’s the truth opens it."

    Medieval spiritual formation

    - Frederick Buechner

  • quote 1619

    "If you will sacrifice for the sake of money, but will not sacrifice for the sake of Jesus, don't deceive yourself: money is your god."

    - David Guzik

  • quote 1622

    "Holding a grudge is letting someone live rent free in your head."

    - Unknown

  • quote 1625

    "Don't trust everything you see. Even salt looks like sugar."

    - Unknown

  • quote 1629

    "The eyes are useless when the mind is blind."

    - Milan Kumar

  • quote 1632

    Imagine if trees gave off WiFi signals, we would be planting so many trees and we'd probably save the planet too. Too bad they only produce the oxygen we breathe.

    - Unknown

  • quote 1636

    "There are two great days in a person's life: the day you are born, and the day you discover why."

    - William Barclay

  • quote 1651

    "The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think."

    - David Icke

  • deceit is part of temptations

    "Deceit is the wrapper on every temptation."

    - Unknown

  • G. Campbell Morgan knew where discontent comes from.

    "Discontent results from lack of perfect confidence in God."

    - G. Campbell Morgan

  • Rabbi Eckstein quote

    "Wanting what someone else has is like wanting the wrong tools for the job you were given to do."

    - Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

  • Roy Williams quote

    Lives, like money, are spent. What are you buying with yours?

    - Roy H. Williams 

  • Chuck Swindoll quotes

    "We are most content when we are grateful for what we own, satisfied with what we make, and generous to those in need."

    - C. Swindoll

  • G. K. Chesterton quotes

    "When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude."

    - G. K. Chesterton

  • quote 1687

    "Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured."

    - Mark Twain

  •  Challies.com quote by Matt Smethurst

    The world: Your biggest problem is without. The solution is within.
    The Bible: Your biggest problem is within. The solution is without.

    - Matt Smethurst

  • You are on earth for a purpose.

    "God left you on earth for a purpose. Do it."

    - unknown

  • An Albert Schweizer quote

    "Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."

    - Albert Schweizer

  • A quotable quote by Goethe

    "The dangers of life are infinite, and safety is among them."

    - Goethe

  • Goethe quote

    Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

    - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • quote 1709

    Huge waves that would frighten an ordinary swimmer produce a tremendous thrill for the surfer who has ridden them. The things we try to avoid and fight against— tribulation, suffering, and persecution— are the very things that produce abundant joy in us.  A saint doesn’t know the joy of the Lord in spite of tribulation, but because of it.

    - Oswald Chambers 

  • C.S.Lewis quote

    "To know God is to know that our obedience is due to Him."

    - C. S. Lewis